Nick Huang is here as a visiting researcher, supported by a two-year fellowship from the National University of Singapore. At UConn, he will be working with Jon Sprouse. Nick received his PhD from the University of Maryland earlier this year. His interests are in cross-linguistic variation and learning, and he has worked on topics such as locality, modality, and linguistic illusions.
Today Harry van der Hulst received his award for Excellence in Research and Creativity from the UConn Foundation Office of Alumni Relations. Congrats, Harry!
Marcin Dadan successfully defended his dissertation “Head Labeling Preference and Language Change” on Friday September 6. He will now take up a position as a visiting lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Florida. Congratulations, Marcin!
UConn Linguistics was represented at Sinn und Bedeutung 24 this year by Xuetong Yuan. Her talk was titled “A discourse model for Mandarin ba-interrogatives.“
Harry van der Hulst has received the Faculty Excellence in Research and Creativity – Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Award.
This award is given by the UConn Alumni Foundation Alumni Relations Office in recognition of research excellence and the highest level of creativity to enhance UConn’s academic and creative reputation.
The following two books co-edited by Harry van der Hulst appeared recently:
Substance-based Grammar: The (Ongoing) Work of John Anderson, edited by Roger Böhm and Harry van der Hulst, John Benjamins
The Study of Word Stress and Accent, edited by Rob Goedemans, Jeffrey Heinz, and Harry van der Hulst, Cambridge University Press
Zheng Shen (Ph.D. 2018) has accepted a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Department of English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore, starting January 2020. Congratulations!